With the announcement slated to be before the end of February, excitement regarding the forthcoming a7000 is starting to mount. In this short video, photographer Manny Ortiz breaks down what he hopes to see in Sony’s latest APS-C offering.
One of the most important factors for Manny is the flip-out screen. I sometimes wonder how much this much-discussed feature is a necessity or whether we’re a little skewed in our perception because so many vloggers talk about how much they want it. Maybe the rest of us “normal” people manage just fine without broadcasting ourselves on YouTube, and therefore, it’s not actually that important. Sure, it’s great if you vlog, but what percentage of the people buying this camera are vloggers?
With that said, vloggers have a huge amount of influence when it comes to selling cameras, so if Sony keeps the vloggers happy, it increases the chances of getting reviews that are positive.
What are your thoughts? The a7-style body seems likely and I’m wondering if the a7000 and the a7S III are going to share a format that incorporates the flip-out screen. The a6500 always felt a bit fiddly in the hand, and there are some other major advantages that this larger size will bring. Firstly, the bigger body will almost certainly mean a better battery — specifically, the NP-FZ100. And if a bigger body means a better battery, you can bet that there will then be space for two card slots. For me, all of these three things tie together.
Be sure to let us know your expectations in the comments.